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Finnish maritime industry propelled by clean solutions

Tue, 06/08/2021 - 08:51
Finland’s shipping industry is charting a course towards a green horizon with a range of sustainable solutions

In typically stoic fashion, Finland has doubled down on its pledge to become carbon neutral by 2035 and the world’s first fossil-free welfare society.

“Finland’s climate targets are among the most ambitious in the world,” wrote Prime Minister Sanna Marin. “My country aims to be a leader among advanced economies, not just in terms of emissions reductions, but also by ushering in a circular economy focused on sustainability and the elimination of waste.”

This bold declaration has spurred many local industries into action, maritime among them. Having cultivated a global reputation for its expertise in icebreakers and ice-going vessels, cruise ships, offshore solutions and port technology, the Finnish maritime industry is taking a collaborative approach to innovating and developing solutions to achieve compliance.

Read the whole article at Good News from Finland

CAPTION: The University of Vaasa is leading the 15 million-euro Clean Propulsion Technologies project, bringing new powertrain technologies for clean and efficient marine and off-road transport from the research phase to real-world application.